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Tens of thousands protest defense bills outside Japan's Diet Tens of thousands protest defense bills outside Japan's Diet

TOKYO: Tens of thousands of protesters rallied outside Japan's parliament Sunday to oppose security…


India plans ordinance to grant citizenship to Hindu refugees from Bangladesh India plans ordinance to grant citizenship to Hindu refugees from Bangladesh

The government is working on an ordinance to amend the Citizenship Act to grant citizenship to “persecuted”…


11 dead in fire through Saudi Aramco compound 11 dead in fire through Saudi Aramco compound

KHOBAR: At least 11 people were killed and more than 200 injured in Saudi Arabia on Sunday when a fire…


17-year-old migrant killed in shootout at sea with Greek police 17-year-old migrant killed in shootout at sea with Greek police

ATHENS, Aug 30, 2015: A 17-year-old migrant was killed during a shootout at sea between Greek port police…


Nepal honours quake victims in festival of the dead Nepal honours quake victims in festival of the dead

KATHMANDU: Thousands of Nepalis walked in procession through the Kathmandu valley Sunday in a festival…


Greste calls for Sisi pardon after Egypt Al-Jazeera verdict Greste calls for Sisi pardon after Egypt Al-Jazeera verdict

SYDNEY: Australian Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste Sunday called on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah…


New school year at Israel Christian schools in doubt New school year at Israel Christian schools in doubt

JERUSALEM: Israel's academic year starts Tuesday, but if tough financing talks with the government…


Huge Malaysia rally for Najib's resignation enters 2nd day Huge Malaysia rally for Najib's resignation enters 2nd day

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Big crowds of protesters returned to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to…


Surfer uninjured after shark bites her board off California Surfer uninjured after shark bites her board off California

Morro Bay: A surfer escaped injury on Saturday after a great white shark bit her board off California's…


Two police, one youth killed in Portugal shooting Two police, one youth killed in Portugal shooting

LISBON: Three people, including two police officers, were killed in a shootout in Portugal on Saturday…


One million take part in Swiss techno Street Parade: organizers One million take part in Swiss techno Street Parade: organizers

GENEVA: Around one million people thronged the streets of a sun-drenched Zurich Saturday to take part…


How will climate change affect your livelihood? How will climate change affect your livelihood?

Paris:  As the reality of global warming starts to hit home, people may ask: "How will it…


Myanmar approves first-ever national minimum wage Myanmar approves first-ever national minimum wage

Yangon:  Myanmar's government has approved the country's first-ever national minimum wage,…


Francois Hollande, Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin call for fresh summit on Ukraine Francois Hollande, Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin call for fresh summit on Ukraine

Paris:  The leaders of France, Germany and Russia discussed the Ukraine crisis over the phone today…


Vatican differs with Palestine on flag raising issue Vatican differs with Palestine on flag raising issue

Vatican City:  The Vatican has differed with a Palestinian request for the two observer states…


For the first time, Turkey joins coalition attack against Islamic State For the first time, Turkey joins coalition attack against Islamic State

Ankara:  Turkish planes have for the first time joined raids by the US-led coalition against Islamic…


Canada calls for Egypt's 'immediate' return of jailed Al-Jazeera Canada calls for Egypt's 'immediate' return of jailed Al-Jazeera

OTTAWA: Canada said Saturday it was disappointed by an Egyptian court's conviction of a Canadian…


Turkish planes hit IS in Syria with coalition for first time Turkish planes hit IS in Syria with coalition for first time

ANKARA: Turkish planes for the first time have joined raids by the US-led coalition against Islamic…


Bangkok bomb suspect is 'Turkish national': Thai military Bangkok bomb suspect is 'Turkish national': Thai military

BANGKOK: A man arrested in Bangkok in connection with a recent deadly blast at a religious shrine is…


Ban Ki-moon urges all to expand legal channels of migration Ban Ki-moon urges all to expand legal channels of migration

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged all governments involved to provide comprehensive responses,…


Egypt court sentences Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in jail Egypt court sentences Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in jail

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison on Saturday,…


Libya shipwreck toll rises to 111, dozens missing Libya shipwreck toll rises to 111, dozens missing

TRIPOLI: Rescuers have retrieved from the sea the bodies of 111 migrants whose boat sank off the coat…


Afghan official: Taliban kill 8 police officers in attacks Afghan official: Taliban kill 8 police officers in attacks

An Afghan official says at least eight police officers have been killed in separate attacks by Taliban…


Pakistan bans Islamic State Pakistan bans Islamic State

Pakistan has banned the Islamic State militant group that has overrun vast stretches of Iraq and Syria…


7 killed, 2 injured in poison exposure at China paper mill 7 killed, 2 injured in poison exposure at China paper mill

Seven workers were killed and two injured after exposure to poisonous gasses at a paper mill in central…


Malaysia braces for major protests against PM Najib Razak Malaysia braces for major protests against PM Najib Razak

Thousands of Malaysians are set to protest in the capital Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere, calling for Prime…


Dominica PM says at least 20 killed in tropical storm Dominica PM says at least 20 killed in tropical storm

Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said Friday at least 20 people had been killed by Tropical…


El Salvador reports 51 violent deaths in a day El Salvador reports 51 violent deaths in a day

The small nation of El Salvador has recorded another milestone in criminal violence. At least 51 people…


India is the only external threat,' says Pakistan's military: Report India is the only external threat,' says Pakistan's military: Report

Islamabad:  The Pakistani military has said that "India is the only external threat for Pakistan."…


Mediterranean migrant crossings top 3,00,000 in 2015: United Nations Mediterranean migrant crossings top 3,00,000 in 2015: United Nations

Geneva:  More than 3,00,000 refugees and migrants have risked their lives crossing the Mediterranean…


Indian father carries raped minor daughter 4km daily for treatment Indian father carries raped minor daughter 4km daily for treatment

He can’t even afford a cycle, but that doesn’t stop a daily wage labourer in Jharkhand from…


India's Haryana sets up all-women police stations India's Haryana sets up all-women police stations

GURGAON: On Friday, the northern Indian state of Haryana inaugurated all-women police stations to deal…


Formulate rules for immediate search of disappeared people: UN Formulate rules for immediate search of disappeared people: UN

DHAKA: Two UN expert groups on enforced disappearances on Friday called upon States to establish and…


China rocket parts hit villager's home: police, media China rocket parts hit villager's home: police, media

BEIJING, Aug 28, 2015: Debris from a rocket carrying a Chinese satellite into orbit crashed into a villager's…


Student shot dead at US university Student shot dead at US university

WASHINGTON, Aug 28, 2015: A student died early Friday after being shot at a US university in the state…


Greek snap election set for September 20: state news agency Greek snap election set for September 20: state news agency

ATHENS, Aug 28, 2015: A decree setting early elections in Greece for September 20 was signed Friday…


Indian and Pakistani border guards trade gunfire, 2 killed Indian and Pakistani border guards trade gunfire, 2 killed

SRINAGAR: Indian and Pakistani border guards have traded gunfire overnight in the divided region of…


2 French journalists arrested in blackmail of Moroccan king 2 French journalists arrested in blackmail of Moroccan king

PARIS: The Paris prosecutor's office and a lawyer for Morocco's King Mohammed VI say two French…


Vatican ex-envoy Wesolowski dies ahead of abuse trial Vatican ex-envoy Wesolowski dies ahead of abuse trial

VATICAN CITY: Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop and Vatican envoy to the Dominican Republic, has…

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